Winzy is a young man who is desperately in love with a girl named Bertha. He is willing to do whatever it takes to keep her, even to reluctantly accept an employment offer by the alchemist Cornelius Agrippa. Unfortunately Bertha leaves Winzy for another man and Winzy’s despair leads him to drinking an elixir which Agrippa has been working on. Winzy hopes that the elixir will cure him from love. But it does more than that. The next day Bertha is still true to Winzy and he has been rejuvenated and is happy. Unfortunately for him, the story doesn't not end and Winzy still has to discover what he has actually drunk.
B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.
Mary Shelley was a British writer who lived in the period 1797-1851. She wrote many short stories and novels, which had some autobiographical, gothic, horror and science-fiction motives. She gained wide popularity with her ”Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus” which was published in 1818, a period of Mary Shelley’s life which she described as the time she ”first stepped out from childhood into life”. The work itself is not an ordinary gothic novel but one with philosophical motives as well. Some of her other works that are still widely read today are ”The Last Man”, a story about the future destruction of the human race, ”History of a Six Weeks' Tour”, a travelogue describing her and her husband’s journeys and ”Mathilda”, a novel depicting the relationship between a father and his daughter.